Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956. Master of Science in Aeronautics an Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963.
Former research scientist, Massachusetts Institute Technology Experimental Astronomy Laboratory astronaut, Johnson Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston astronaut, lunar module pilot (Apollo 9, 1969) director user affairs, Office of Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration science advisory to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Junior, State of California, 1977-1979; chairman, California Energy Commission, 1979-1983; commissioner, California Energy Commission, 1979-1985; president, founder, Association Space Explorers, since 1985; president, Nil Ratan Sircar Communications, San Francisco, 1991-1994; executive vice president, CTA Commercial Systems, Rockville, Maryland., 1994-1996; president, Chief Executive Officer,, Aloha Networks, Inc., San Francisco, 1996-1998; executive vice president, Aloha Networks, Inc., San Francisco, since 1998. Consultant and lecturer in field.
Trustee California Academy of Sciences Served as pilot United States Air Force, 1956-1960, 61. Captain Massachusetts Air National Guard. Fellow American Astronautical Society.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Clubs: Explorers.
Children: Vicki Louise, Russell and Randolph (twins), Elin Ashley, Diana Croom. Married Nancy Kudriavetz Ramsey. Step-children: Matthew Forbes Ramsey, David Scot Ramsey.